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Week of 4/17/2016

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR: Are Donated by Hogarth & Audrey Merrick

FOOD PANTRY: For the Month of April, please donate Jell-O, mixed vegetables & carrots. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

NEW VISION UMC CAMP: Camp for the children will be April 29th thru May 1st. Applications are available at the Welcome desk, applications are due April 17th. Volunteers are needed please contact Lynn Blalock.

THANK YOU: Many thanks to Juanita Bridges for donating a large box of Infant and Children books to New Vision’s Multi-Cultural Library, and to Vernon Bridges for transporting the books to the Church, Naomi Barkley.

BOARD SECRETARY POSITION: This volunteer position will be available July 1, 2016. Responsibilities include taking minutes, distribution of notices and other information as needed. If you interested please contact Helen Merritt for more information.

OHIO RIVER VALLEY ANNUAL CONFERENCE: The ORV district is in need of 70 people to attend conference as lay members at large, if you have a church member (or perhaps even your spouse!) who may want to be a voting lay member, we would love to have them fill one of our open spots. The district office will reimburse $100 towards his/her expenses. Any interested persons should contact Nancy Newton at the district office 513-421-2057 or www.orvumc.org.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: The United Methodist Women invite the women of New Vision to our monthly meeting. For almost 150 years United Methodist Women have been on the forefront for racial justice, economic equality and advocating for better lives for women, children and youth in this country and throughout the world. Join us as we learn more about that history and the future of United Methodist Women. All women are welcome to come out and fellowship with us on April 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Thank you, Deborah Watkins.

USHER BOARD: There will be an Usher Board meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. We are inviting all active Ushers (adults & youth) and anyone who would like to join the Usher’s Board. If you have any questions please contact Gene Blalock 513-560-0007.

WOMEN OF VISION: The Women of Vision will meet at LaRosa’s Pizzeria Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1:00 until 3 pm. we have secured a private room for our gathering. Please see Virginia Hardin if you plan to attend.

TEAM NEW VISION UMC: The 13th Annual Hunger Walk is May 30, 2016. Support Team New Vison UMC Food Pantry by making a donation. All money donated comes back to our Food Pantry. Last year with your support we raised over $900.00. Consider joining our team and walk with us on May 30th!!! There is Pledge Sheet located at the Welcome Center. WE KNOW WE CAN COUNT ON YOU. If more information is needed please see Karen Brentley, Sylvia Kennedy or Pat Simmons.

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR: The annual appearance of the Kentucky State University Concert Choir will be Friday, April 15, 2016, at Tryed Stone New Beginning Church, 5550 Reading Road, 45237. Tickets are $10.00 and benefit New Vision’s Scholarship Fund. Please see any member of the Scholarship Committee; Colette Morgan, Naomi Barkley, Geraldine Calmeise, Ronald Coleman, Elaine Hubbard, or Jewell Johnson please purchase a ticket soon to help our New Vision Scholarship Fund.

CLASSICAL ROOTS: 150 Voice Choir of Classical Roots will be giving a 1 night only concert at Music Hall Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm. There are at least 10 members of New Vision who participate in this great concert, also featuring Grammy Award winning artist “Common” who will be singing the song Glory from the movie “Selma”. New Vision receives a percentage of tickets sold from our church. Betty Smith will be taking orders for two more weeks. If you choose to purchase your tickets you will need to give Music Hall box office this number: 11070 so that New Vision will receive the credit. Thank you.